Art Start: Art Saves Lives
Over the past twenty five years, Art Start has become an award-winning, nationally recognized model for using the creative arts to transform young, at-risk lives. Art Start kids live in city shelters, on the streets, are involved in court cases, or surviving with parents in crisis. Through Art Start’s daily creative arts workshops taking place inside some of the city’s loneliest places, at-risk youth collaborate with local teaching artists and educators who donate their time and guidance to nurture the youth’s creativity and talents.
I am honored to serve on Art Start's Executive Board and tohave co-founded and produce The Art Start Portrait Project. This collection of images of Art Start youth include my work from the 2014 Portrait project, portrait of the 2014 EAR participants, and the 2013 Family Portrait Project.
Fast Ashleys Studios has generously donated all the photo equipment for all of the Portrait project shoots, and my wonderful agency Anyway Reps gave visionary support and donated production services to the 2014 Portrait Project, as did DCOY Studios. This work, which serves to empower the courageous and creative Art Start Youth and Families would be impossible without these industry partners.
Learn more at: www.art-start.org
Art Start: The Family Portrait Project